Venice Facts & Worksheets

The UNESCO World Heritage site comprises the city of Venice and its lagoon situated in the Veneto region of northeast Italy. Founded in the 5th century A.D. and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallests building contain works by some of the world's greatest artists such as Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and others.